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Metal Detectable Acetron

This copolymer acetal grade, containing a metal detectable additive, has been specifically tailored for use in the food processing and packaging industries where it can easily be traced by the conventional metal detection systems installed to detect contamination of the foodstuffs (results may vary depending on the sensitivity of the metal detection system used).

Acetron MD presents good mechanical strength, stiffness and impact strength, and it also features a food contact compliant composition.Acetron® MD is a wear-resistant POM (acetal) that provides a unique combination of light weight, chemical resistance and ability to perform in moist/wet applications – while being fully metal detectable to >27mm3. Acetron® MD allows food processors and packagers to gain the efficiencies that polymer wear materials provide and while minimizing their investment.

Acetron® MD is detectable with existing equipment present in most processing lines. Quadrant has delivered a full line of metal detectable (MD) materials that meet the various needs within the food, medical and pharmaceutical production environment. Acetron® MD has been successfully used in meat and poultry processing as well as dairy and cheese production.

Brand Names

  • Sustarin® C MDT
  • Acetron® MD

Emco Industrial Plastics doesn’t claim to represent all of the manufacturers or trade name products listed. This list is intended as a guide of typical materials available for purchase from Emco Industrial Plastics, Inc. For additional information, use the form below to contact a representative.

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Technical Information

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Stock Products

Sheet 3/8 – 4″ TH 24″ x 48″, 12″ x 48″, 48″ x 96″ Blue
Rod 1/4″ – 8″ DIA 96″, 120″ Blue

Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size. Additional sizes and colors available upon request.


Physical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Density lb/in3 D792 0.0535
Water Absorption. 24 hrs % D570 0.22
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Elongation @ Break, 73°F % D638 10
Flexural Strength, 73°F psi D790 15,000
Flexural Modulus, 73°F psi D790 490,000
Compressive Strength @1% psi D695 3,100
Flexural ModulusIzod Impact Strength, 73°F ft-lbs/in D256 0.77
Rockwell Hardness M scale D785 91
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion in/in/°F D696 7.7 x 10^5
Maximum Servicing Temperature, Intermittent °F 285
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Long Term °F UL746B 212
Melting Point °F D2133 329
Flammability UL94 HB
Electrical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Surface Resistivity ohm/square D149 1.0 x 10 ^12


  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Electrical components
  • Gears
  • Rollers
  • Structural keels
  • Wear strips
  • Pump parts


  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Detectable by standard metal detection equipment
  • Excellent machinability
  • Manufactured from resin that is FDA compliant
  • Very good strength. stiffness
  • Good heat resistance
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Opaque


Several grades of this material are available. For additional information regarding this plastic, contact your Emco Industrial Plastics representative or call 973-434-7847.


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